Baseball clubs: An important part of Sumter's early history

By SAMMY WAY Sumter Item archivist and historian
Posted 5/1/21

The origin of baseball, according to the Britannica Encyclopedia, occurred in "1845 when baseball legend Alexander J. Cartwright, as an amateur player in New York City, organized the New York Knickerbocker Base Ball Club, which formulated a set of …

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